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George Halasz scrapbooks (Collection PASC.1910)
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  • Title: George Halasz scrapbooks
    Collection number: PASC.1910
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. (2 flat boxes.)
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1929
    Abstract: George Halasz was a theatrical critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, under the column, The Curtain Rises. Additionally, he wrote features for Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and the Saturday review of Literature. In 1935 Halasz moved to Hollywood and became a script reader and writer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and other studios. The collection consists of four scrapbooks containing published articles written by Halasz.
    Language of Materials: English
    Creator: Halasz, George

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of four scrapbooks containing published writings from newspapers and magazines by George Halasz. Included are columns from Brooklyn Daily Eagle, The Curtain Rises as well as other newspapers such as the New York Herald Tribune, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair.

    Biography/History

    George Halasz was born in Hungary. He came to the United States in 1921 and was theatrical critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, under the column, The Curtain Rises. Additionally, he wrote for Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and the Saturday review of Literature. He became a translator of the plays of Hungarian writer, Ferenc Molnar and also wrote an unpublished biography about the playwright. In 1935 Halasz moved to Hollywood and became a script reader and writer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and other studios. In 1955 he opened the Mercury Book Store in Beverly Hills specializing in psychoanalytic literature. He died in Los Angeles in June, 1990.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of C. Sari Halasz, 2002.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Halasz Scrapbooks (Collection Number PASC.1910). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Halasz, George--Archives
    Theater critics--Archival resources.